Vicki Johnson is a partner in the trial group at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP in Denver, Colorado.  She practices in complex commercial litigation, employee benefits and executive compensation litigation, and appellate matters.  A significant portion of Ms. Johnson's practice is devoted to defending claims involving employee benefits and executive compensation brought against companies and employee benefit plans, including claims brought under ERISA, USERRA and other federal, state and municipal laws.  Ms. Johnson also counsels clients on fiduciary duties and other related duties including obligations under TABOR.  Recently, she was hired to prosecute an appeal of a decision ordering a pension plan to pay certain benefits and successfully argued that the plan could not be required to pay those benefits, creating new law in that area.  Over the past five years, she has successfully defended several class and individual actions seeking pension credit for time served in the military. 

In addition to her employee benefits and executive compensation practice, Ms. Johnson employs her business and accounting background to represent clients in general commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes and business torts.  She has litigated several disputes associated with the dissolution of businesses or disputes among existing business partners, including breach of fiduciary duties, claims of mismanagement, breach of contract, and fraudulent misrepresentation.  She also has defended real estate companies and agents with respect to franchise and agency liability, as well as consumer protection claims.  As an expert in arbitration law and prolific writer on the subject, Ms. Johnson is often asked to consult on procedures or issues associated with arbitration proceedings.